Crescendo to Cremona Series

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Melded from Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, Italian culture has influenced Western thought, art, music, literature, and civilization more than any other. As you travel from Rome to the finale in Cremona, the senses will almost reel from exposure to history, architecture, art, and beauty unequaled anywhere else in Europe.

 

Known around the world for its tradition of stringed instrument production, Cremona has been a famous music center since the 16th-century and still prides itself for its artisan workshops producing high-quality stringed instruments. Cremona’s finest resident luthier was Antonio Stradivari. It is estimated Stradivari produced over 1,000 instruments, of which only 650 survive today and are still some of the finest in the world.

 

A concert and experience in Italy is a return to the roots of Western Civilization. Regardless of one’s musical tastes – classical, church, ballad, opera, chant, symphonic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Romantic, Baroque – these roots are all found in Italy. Our musical heritage certainly was born in Italy. Italians, with help from the French, invented the system of musical notation used today. Cremona produced violins by Stradivarius and Guarneri; the piano is an Italian invention. Italian composers like Verdi, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Paganini, Vivaldi, Puccini and Rossini are household names. Select orchestras are invited to share their talents with appreciative audiences in glorious venues and spectacular settings throughout Italy as part of this unique concert series.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”526″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” qode_css_animation=”” link=”https://cremonaorchestrafestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/crescendo-brochure.pdf”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1551470112280{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Italy Links

ITALY PREVIEW TOUR

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``It was a privilege to perform in all of our venues, and our audiences were warm, friendly and receptive. The highlight was our clinic with Maestro Marco Fracassi. What a special privilege! Cremona was the absolute favorite experience for all of us.``

Mary Lou Jones, Director
Liberty High School Chamber Orchestra, Missouri

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Sample Itineraries

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Rome | Arezzo | Busseto | Cremona

Arrive at Rome airport.  Take a guided tour of Imperial Rome including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.  Also visit the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Tour Religious Rome including Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Cremona via Arezzo to visit St. Donato Cathedral and explore this picturesque Tuscan town. Tour Cremona and visit the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, and most importantly, the Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. Visit a Cremona Luthier Shop. Performance in Cremona as part of the Crescendo to Cremona Series. Take an excursion to Busseto to visit Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former house of Antonio Barezzi). Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Tour #2 – 6 nights | 8 days ” tab_id=”ed9e3d42-a56d-0″][vc_column_text]

Rome | Florence| Busseto | Cremona

Arrive at Rome airport.  Take a guided tour of Imperial Rome including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.  Also visit the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Tour Religious Rome including Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Performance in Rome as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Florence and visit the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s original David and other sculptures. Performance in Florence as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Enjoy time at leisure in Florence. Transfer to Cremona and visit the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, and most importantly, the Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. Take an excursion to Busseto to visit Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former house of Antonio Barezzi). Performance in Cremona as part of the Crescendo to Cremona Series. Visit a Cremona Luthier Shop and enjoy time at leisure in Cremona. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Tour #3 – 7 nights | 9 days ” tab_id=”1551467393188-2-2″][vc_column_text]

Rome | Florence| Busseto | Cremona

Arrive at Rome airport.  Enjoy a walking guided tour of Rome’s highlights – Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, and more. Take a guided tour of Imperial Rome including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.  Also visit the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Tour Religious Rome including Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Performance in Rome as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Florence and visit the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s original David and other sculptures. Performance in Florence as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Enjoy time at leisure in Florence. Transfer to Cremona and visit the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, and most importantly, the Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. Take an excursion to Busseto to visit Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former house of Antonio Barezzi). Performance in Cremona as part of the Crescendo to Cremona Series. Visit a Cremona Luthier Shop and enjoy time at leisure in Cremona. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Tour #4 – 8 nights | 10 days ” tab_id=”1551467463604-3-7″][vc_column_text]

Rome | Florence| Busseto | Cremona | Venice

Arrive at Rome airport.  Enjoy a walking guided tour of Rome’s highlights – Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, and more. Take a guided tour of Imperial Rome including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.  Also visit the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Tour Religious Rome including Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Performance in Rome as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Florence and visit the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s original David and other sculptures. Performance in Florence as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Enjoy time at leisure in Florence. Transfer to Cremona and visit the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, and most importantly, the Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. Take an excursion to Busseto to visit Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former house of Antonio Barezzi). Performance in Cremona as part of the Crescendo to Cremona Series. Visit a Cremona Luthier Shop. Transfer to Venice and take a walking orientation tour.  Tour St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, and enjoy time at leisure in Venice. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Tour #5 – 7 nights | 9 days ” tab_id=”1551467518568-4-5″][vc_column_text]

Vienna | Busseto | Cremona

Arrive at Vienna airport.  Visit the Vienna City Cemetery to visit the graves of Beethoven, Struass, Brahms, and the Mozart Memorial. Take a panoramic tour of Vienna. Tour Historical Vienna to see the Ringstráße, Imperial Palace, State Opera, Town Hall, Burgkapelle (home of the Vienna Boys Choir), Palace Stables, Strauß Monument, and entrance to Schönbrunn Palace. Tour Musical Vienna including entrance to the Haus der Musik museum and see Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt apartment. Excursion to Kahlenberg to walk the “Beethoven Trail” and see the Pasqualati House and Museum. Perform in the Musikverein as part of the Beethoven 250 Orchestra Festival. Enjoy time at leisure in Vienna.  Transfer to Cremona via train.  Visit the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, and most importantly, the Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. Take an excursion to Busseto to visit Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former house of Antonio Barezzi). Performance in Cremona as part of the Crescendo to Cremona Series. Visit a Cremona Luthier Shop and enjoy time at leisure in Cremona. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1551471335983{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column]

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